Saturday, June 02, 2012

Japan Refuses US Assistance



Japanese Minister of Commerce, Yukio Edano revealed that Tokyo at the time of the nuclear crisis refused to offer United States assistance to send its nuclear technicians to this country to overcome the crisis in Japan.


Edano, who also served as a spokesman for the Japanese government during the nuclear crisis in March 2011, Sunday (27/5) in front of the parliamentary investigative commission related to this incident, said that the US Ambassador to Japan, John V. Roos, offered to send US technicians to join the crisis management team formed by the Japanese prime minister after the Fukushima tragedy. AFP reported.

Edano added, the proposal was given by the US on March 14, three days after the tsunami and earthquake in Japan, but given that Tokyo and Washington did not reach agreement on this issue, the proposal was rejected by the Japanese government.

The tsunami and earthquake last year resulted in 900,000 radioactive material from the Fukushima nuclear reactor spreading and threatening human life.

Still according to this source, the radioactive level of the Fukushima nuclear reactor which is spread outside is 20 percent lower than the radioactive level of Chernobyl in Ukraine in 1986.

All nuclear reactors in Japan after the earthquake last March were gradually closed.


IRIB / The Truth Seeker Media

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